Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Busy has robbed me

How is it possible that it is Thanksgiving already?  Anyone else feeling that way?  I was talking to Andrew (freshman at Wichita State) yesterday and realized that he's almost finished with the first half of his freshman year.  How does this happen?  I went to bed early last night  reflecting on that question as I fell asleep.  I woke up this morning with an answer - BUSY.  Could the answer be that simple?  Have I been too busy to notice the trees show their glory?  Have I been too busy to notice that Matthew's school pants need the hem let out about 2"?  Have I been too busy to get the oil changed in the van even though the light has been blinking at me for a couple weeks?  Have I been too busy to greet you in the shop? Have I been too busy to give you the attention you deserve?

Busy has been robbing me of joy and friendship.  Busy is the cause of my anxious gut.  Enough! 

Since I'm pretty sure Busy is also robbing you of "me" time, I invite you to claim some "me" time this weekend.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Are we there yet?

That phrase you know you are going to hear on a car trip with the kids.  On our trips to St. Louis, Marc and I used to bet how long we would be in the car before we heard that question from one of the boys.  As they got older, we could get to Columbia, then we could get to Jonesboro, and now they say it just to annoy us.

In the last couple of weeks, all I could think about is, "Are we there yet?"  Lets get this election over so we can get back to normal.  And now that it is here, I am filled with thankfulness.

I am thankful that the election is finally here.  I am thankful for the opportunities I've had with my big boys to talk about values and how to make decisions about candidates.  I am thankful that tomorrow we will know the direction of the journey our country will take for the next four years. I am thankful that my phone will stop ringing.  I am thankful that the most annoying TV commercials will be about siding your home. 

Aren't you glad to be back to normal?